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Stephanie Moxley is a public health consultant who conducts community health needs assessments for hospitals and health departments across the United States. Today, she is the Founder and CEO of Moxley Public Health Consulting, but her career in public health began two decades ago as a health educator and program coordinator focused on HIV/STD prevention at the GO GIRL! Program in Bronx, New York. Since then, Stephanie has committed her career to health promotion, addressing public health disparities and inequities, and working to improve the health of both rural and urban communities. Ingrained in Stephanie’s work is her love for collaboration, which not only improves the health and lives of the people she works with but makes her work more fun too! In this episode, we take a look at her fascinating journey into consulting, who her ideal client is, and what a community needs assessment entails. We also discuss her evidence-based, data-driven practices and how her understanding of public health and epidemiology has enabled her to have a greater impact, plus so much more! As you’ll discover from this conversation, Stephanie believes that many hands make light work. This motto is reflected in her commitment to serving her community and prioritizing relationship-building in her business. Tune in today to learn more from Stephanie's inspiring story!
Meet Stephanie Moxley
Stephanie Moxley is the CEO and founder of Moxley Public Health consulting. Stephanie first began her career in public health 20 years ago as a health educator and program coordinator focused on HIV/STD prevention at the GO GIRL! Program at Bronx AIDS Services in Bronx, New York. After discovering her passion for the field of community public health, she moved to Boston and continued her education and training at Boston University School of Public Health. During graduate school, Stephanie was chosen for the HIV Social and Behavioral Sciences fellowship, worked full-time as a research assistant in a youth alcohol and marijuana study, was the president of PHAM (Public Health Alliance for Minorities), and completed her internship conducting health education at a rural community in Jamaica. Following graduate school, Stephanie worked on several projects from the local level all the way up to CDC federally funded projects. Stephanie has committed her career to focus on health promotion, addressing health disparities and inequities, and working to improve the health of both rural and urban communities.
Stephanie seeks to understand a problem and finds a solution that is driven by data and evidence-based practices. She is experienced in collecting both qualitative and quantitative data that is efficient and useful, conducting needs assessments to identify both the assets/resources of a community along with their gaps/areas for improvement, and using data to effectively and thoughtfully implement a program with a strong evaluation plan. Interwoven into Stephanie’s work, is her innate ability and love of creating collaborations that improve the health and lives of people in a community. Stephanie holds a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Boston University School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Hunter College in New York City.
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What sparked Stephanie’s interest in public health and how she became a consultant.
The public health issues that she is most passionate about.
Learn more about Moxley Public Health Consulting and who they serve.
The importance of talking with other public health professionals and listening to podcasts.
Who Stephanie’s ideal client is and what a community needs assessment entails.
How communication and collaboration make her job not only more efficient, but more fun!
A look at why Stephanie believes that many hands make light work.
Her knack for visualizing qualitative and quantitative data to make it easy to understand.
Community, connection, and why her team is composed of women.
How Stephanie’s understanding of public health has enabled her to serve her community.
Ways that she has a greater impact thanks to her perception of epidemiology.
Her advice for listeners: connect with people, form relationships, listen!
Stephanie's Career Advice To Public Health Students and Graduates
“One of the most important things for me to do over the last 20-something years, especially over the last few years as I started my business, is connect with people, [build] relationships, and listen to people.” — Stephanie Moxley
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